Fórsa’s five-year strategic plan was presented to delegates at this year’s virtual biennial conference.
The plan, which was adopted by the union’s elected national executive last month, sets out Fórsa’s goals for the next half-decade.
The plan was developed by the Strategic Organisational Review Team (SORT), following extensive consultation with Fórsa branches, members, activists and staff. It sets out to increase the union’s relevance and influence in workplaces and beyond.
It sets out some organisational objectives and strategies to be applied commonly across Fórsa.
Fórsa official Billy Hannigan said: “With a union of over 80,000 members, Fórsa faces a challenge to build upon the considerable successes we have achieved to date. To realise the opportunities that exist and deliver better outcomes, it was essential to review all areas of our activities to ensure we have the capacity to best serve the interests of our members.”
The core mission of the strategic plan is to create a union where members feel valued, where activists feel empowered and where staff feel heard and involved.
Billy described how the extensive consultation process helped shape the plan, and has “laid a firm basis” for the development of the programme of work ahead.
“The biggest requirement for everyone is to recognise that there has to be a sense of urgency and determination to implement the significant changes required to make Fórsa better and stronger,” he said.
Billy explained how the consultation process also ensured that that all aspects of the organisation have a common understanding of the union’s priorities, “at local level and at national level, in the short, medium and long term.”
Billy urged members, activists and staff to engage fully with the plan. “The delivery of these union-wide priorities requires a commitment from all to change and adapt our processes and supports. This is our own call to action,” he said.
Following on from conference, an implementation strategy for the plan will be developed, involving staff, activists and branches throughout the union.
The five-year plan will be overseen by the National Executive Committee and senior management team, and is subject to annual review and ongoing monitoring.
Policy decisions arising from future within this timeframe will also inform the work priorities of the union in the five-year cycle.
To view the Strategic Plan 2020-2025 click HERE.
A short video presentation about the Strategic Plan is available HERE.
For more information of Fórsa’s Strategic Plan click HERE.
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